• The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 637
1861R.G. 9 / 2391
1871R.G. 10 / 3416
1891R.G. 12 / 2620

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • The church is listed as "ancient", but I could find no absolute date of construction. The church has been dated to the 13th century.
  • The church was partly rebuilt in 1840.
  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.
  • The church seats between 80 and 102 people.
  • The churchyard was expanded in 1925.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the parish church on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • Here is a photo of Saints Peter and Paul's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1571.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1899. For information and assistance in researching this church, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Healing is both a village and a parish sitting 4 miles west of Grimsby. The parish covers about 2,500 acres, but was much smaller in the 19th century, covering only 1,335 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Steve FAREHAM has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of Healing station on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005. The station opened in 1848. I do not know if they still have passenger service on this line.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • The only library service in town is a mobile service which visits once a week. Use the Library in Grimsby for your research.
You can see pictures of Healing which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Healing has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • The parish population grew rapidly after World War I presumably due to the growth of the nearby town of Grimsby.
  • In the 1920s water mains were laid to provide fresh water to many of the homes in the parish.


  • The present Healing Manor on Stallingborough road dates back to the early 1700s.
  • Healing Manor was the residence of John MAUNSELL-RICHARDSON in 1900.
  • In 1930, Captain Gerald Berkeley PORTMAN resided in Healing Manor.
  • See the Healing Manor website for current information.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA214101 (Lat/Lon: 53.573462, -0.16809), Healing which are provided by:


Military History

  • The War Memorial is a grey Cornish granite obelisk which was erected in June, 1919, on the main Grimsby road. It commemorates 11 men who lost their lives in World War I.

Military Records

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in the churchyard from World War II:

  1. John BATES, corporal, RAF Vol. Rsrv., died 11 March 1945.

Names, Geographical

  • The name derives from the Old English Haegel+ingas, meaning "settlement of the family or followers of a man named Haegel". It appears as Hegelinga in the 1086 Domesday Book.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district and in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 and 1913 Directories of Lincolnshire report, perhaps erroneously, that the parish is in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • In April, 1968, this Civil Parish was enlarged by 593 acres at the abolition of Great Coates Civil Parish.
  • The Healing Parish Council meets at the Village Hall. They will not do family history lookups for you. The council does publish a monthly "Village News" which is distributed to residents of Healing.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Grimsby petty session hearings.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1839.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, this parish was transferred to the new Grimsby Poor Law Union.




  • The children of the parish attended school in Stallingborough and Great Coates.
  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1910 for 102 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.